Net direct tax collection reaches highest-ever in FY 22
The net direct tax collections (income tax and corporate tax) reached an all time high of Rs 14.09 lakh crore in the financial year 2021-22. it was Rs 9.45 lakh crore in FY 2020-21.
The net direct tax collection has increased by 49.02 per cent during the financial year 2021-22.
an increase in direct tax collection signals that the Indian economy has bounced back after two years of the pandemic.
As far as Income Tax and Corporation Tax are concerned, the collection is the best ever.
What are Direct Taxes?
Direct tax can be defined as a tax that is paid directly by an individual or organisation to an imposing entity (usually the government).
The Central Board of Direct Taxes deals with matters relating to levy and collection of direct taxes and formulation of various policies relating to direct taxes.
A taxpayer pays direct taxes to the government for various purposes, including real wealth tax, personal wealth tax, income tax on property, gift tax, capital gains tax, etc.
Direct tax-to-GDP ratio
It is around 12%.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is working to increase this ratio to 15-20% in 5-10 years.
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